Few NZ companies have adequate cyber protection

Auckland - Barely six percent of business and companies in New Zealand have adequate cyber protection which means they are not prepared for cyber-attacks, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. He says the impact of these attacks on the insurance sector would be greater than natural disasters. Brown made the comment today following

Sweeping changes about to flow through fintech in NZ

Auckland - New Zealand should change its financial tech systems to drive the Kiwi economy or the country may miss out on sweeping changes, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. One of the biggest banks in the world, JP Morgan, is worried about the impact of AI and fintech so much that

NZ can do better on digital privacy

  Wellington - New Zealand can do better than to accept that just two percent of people trust social media to look after their information, when 75 percent of Kiwis go ahead anyway, Digital Identity NZ executive director Andrew Weaver says. He was commenting on Symantec’s latest Insights Report which shines a light

World first IoT farming tech trial in NZ

Auckland - A pioneering arable farming tech trial is expected to make a quantum leap to help boost New Zealand’s primary export revenue. New Zealand has a low understanding of how the internet of things (IoT) can assist with farm management and sustainability and adoption of precision agriculture techniques also remains low. New

Kiwis must grasp a far greater awareness of health

Christchurch - New Zealanders need to grasp a far greater awareness of health in 2019, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie said today. ExerciseNZ’s recent consumer research report found awareness of health is the number one reason people exercise, which is just under three quarters of all New Zealand exercisers. “This is quite

Significant growth in Maori exercise leaders: ka pai !

Otautahi - New Zealand is seeing a significant growth in Maori fitness and personal training leaders, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. The personal trainer of the year winner at the recent ExerciseNZ annual awards, Ngarama Milner-Olsen, is Maori and so too is the mind body teacher of the year, Jase Te

Agritech destined to save New Zealand?

Silicon Valley - Agritech could be destined to save the New Zealand economy, leading New Zealand tech expert Graeme Muller says. The tremendous worldwide demand for food continues to soar with some estimating the market to be worth $US3 trillion and much of the growth coming from specialty and healthy foods, Muller,